Rita F. (Sanchy) DiLallo

July 5, 1928 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 89)
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Rita F. (Sanchy) DiLallo, 89, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 in Columbus,
Ohio. Rita was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was
born on July 5, 1928, in Youngstown, Ohio to Joseph Sanchy of Salamanca, Spain and
Carmel “Ann” (Speziale) Sanchy of Campobasso, Italy. Rita was a 1946 graduate of
East High School. She and her brother, Jerome “Jerry” Sanchy (deceased) were
professional ballroom dancers for the Billy Earhart dance company and performed at
the Palace Theater in Youngstown, among other regional venues. Rita’s first marriage
was to William “Bill” O’Hara who died shortly after their 1st anniversary. Rita is survived
by her devoted and loving husband of 65 years, Anthony “Tony” DiLallo, of Columbus,
OH, where they have resided (Brookdale Senior Living) for 4 years since leaving
Youngstown. She is also survived by her three children: Lynn Ann (Lawrence) Hackett
of Columbus, OH; Joseph (Kimberly Moore) DiLallo of Frisco, TX; and Diane (Jim)
Orzali of Cincinnati, OH. Rita adored her five grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren: Lawrence “LJ” (Kelley Windle) Hackett, their daughters, Jolee
and Catherine “Kitt”, of Columbus; Ross (Danielle Price) Hackett, their son, Leon, of
Denver, CO; and John, Anna, and Maria Orzali of Cincinnati. Rita’s family extend their
sincere gratitude to Hospice of Central Ohio for their extraordinary care of Rita and
request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to  in
her memory. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Christine Church in Youngstown on
Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Calling hours at the church will begin at 10:00

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